Own For $55,000 and Rent For $400 a Month in Loja, Ecuador

Own For $55,000 and Rent For $400 a Month in Loja, Ecuador

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May 22, 2017

I live on a sizeable quinta (a villa or small estate) near Loja—deep in southern Ecuador. Here the weather is so mild, I live in the open air year-round. Being so near the equator means the temperature never gets too cold, while the Andean elevation keeps the air from ever getting unbearably hot.

Live Life to the Fullest on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast

Live Life to the Fullest on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast

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May 15, 2017

“Gold Coast” is synonymous with an idyllic beach paradise. Among the few stretches of coastline on the planet that share this nickname is Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast. And deservedly so. For me—and the thousands of expats who call this region home—this is beach living at its best.

Financial Peace of Mind on $1,000 a Month in Ecuador

Financial Peace of Mind on $1,000 a Month in Ecuador

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May 12, 2017

Ecuador has long appealed to expats and we have a solid group of international residents scattered throughout the nation. The family that lives next door to me hails from Australia. I buy my hearty European-style bread from a German fellow. And my family and I rented our first apartment from a woman from Spain.